Cycling in the Big Apple can be a fun and exhilarating experience. It can also be a bit daunting sometimes, with all of the other users of the road. Learn how to navigate the roads safely with some quick information and downloadable maps.

Bike Smart

Bike Smart: The Offical Guide to Cycling in New York City, is a helpful handbook with information on making your cycling safer and easier, including tips on using newer bike facilities such as protected lanes and bike boxes. 


Download the Bike Smart Brochure:
Bike Smart!

To learn more about riding safe in NYC:
Read the NYC DOT's Cycling Safety Guide

Cyclists have all the rights and are subject to all of the duties and regulations applicable to drivers of motor vehicles.

NYC Bike Maps

The New York City Bike Map is an annual free publication of DOT. Over 365,000 maps will be available from NYC bicycle shops, NYC Parks Recreation Centers, libraries and schools in all five boroughs. You can also order your free copy by calling 311. (outside New York City, call 212-NEW-YORK). The 2018 map has been completely redesigned. Bicycling in NYC is better than ever! 

Full 2018 NYC Cycling Map (pdf) (12 MB)

More NYC Cycling Maps and info can be found at:

The NYC DOT Site

Bike to School

DOT's Bike to School program encourages students, families and educators to bicycle as a safe, healthy and fun way to get to and from school. Through the program, DOT works with schools and community groups to designate safe Bike to School routes, implement in-class curriculum and recommend street safety improvements. 

Learn more about NYC DOT's Bike to School Program: The NYC DOT Site